Basic Oil Pastels
Students will be introduced to 4 basic techniques of working with oil pastels: scumbling, scraping, smudging and blending. They will also learn about primary and secondary colours in order to create their own colour wheels.
Students will discover famous artists like Paul Klee and Sonia Delaunay, as the instructor explains and demonstrates each artist’s style over the course of the programme. They will also get to experiment with each style using the oil pastel techniques they acquire.
Recycled Art Programme – Wacky Racer or Cityscape
With two different themes to choose from, Wacky Racer (transportation) and Cityscape (architecture), students will learn to appreciate unused materials and to turn them into recycled masterpieces.
They will also learn how to cut and paste recycled materials to create creative interpretations of vehicles or buildings. For example, they could combine land with sea transportation and create something out of this world.
The instructor will also teach papier mâché techniques, guiding students step-by-step as they apply layers of newspapers or kitchen towels on their artwork using white glue.
Students will then paint over their dried sculptures using the 6 basic techniques of acrylic painting: cross-hatching, scraping, stippling, wet-on-wet, picking of colours and wax resist techniques.
Single Line Drawing – Portrait Painting
The single line drawing technique uses one unbroken line to draw a portrait. Once students have mastered this technique, they will be introduced to Romero Britto, an artist known for applying bright bold colours on patterns and ending them with a thick black outline.
Basic Watercolour Painting
Students will be exposed to 5 basic watercolour techniques – wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, mixed colours, picking of colours and wax resist techniques. Students will be introduced to famous artists like Van Gogh and Picasso who employ these techniques, and will experiment applying the techniques and styles of these artists.
Mask Making – Clay Molding
Students will learn about different clays, such as air dry clay, polymer clay, oil-based clay and pottery clay. They will learn clay molding techniques like slabbing, pinching, coiling, kneading and scoring, and use these techniques to create a sculpture based on a given theme.